Monday, September 18, 2006

Maps New and Old

Digital Moscow at Mos2.ru

Maybe this makes me an engineering geek, but this website is WICKED. Works rather like a Google Earth application (actually probably is based upon that) with maps of Moscow. Information for each region is available with a click of the mouse. You can zoom in on the map down to the street and building level. Photographs and comments are available for each region of Moscow.



You could waste lots of time just playing with this map, looking up landmarks and places you've been ... or places you've yet to visit.

Старые карты Москвы

If you are interested in historic maps of Old Mos
cow, Stariye Karti Moskvi (Old Maps of Moscow) is a good place to start. Contains scores of ancient maps of the city of Moscow, with a history discussion of each era and the changes in the city.

There is also Старинные карты России и Украины (Old Maps of Russia and Ukraine) which has a CD with over 600 ancient map images. Eight large color images are provided as samples.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Mos2.ru is a really good website.

But I want to say about english language mashup for Russia's capital city of Moscow called Virtual Moscow. It integrates Google Maps with significant tourist locations, vivid photographs and a large number of great panoramic views.
Google has some very detailed satellite imagery for Moscow which makes browsing these locations very interesting. This is a great way to explore Moscow before visiting or just learning more about what this beautiful city holds.

For example:
Kremlin
Red Square
Manege Square
Cathedral Square
Saint Basils Cathedral
Saint Basils Cathedral
Grand Kremlin Palace
Lubyanka Square